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A mammoth James Turrell installation enlivens a financial office by @SheltonMindel and @a_plus_i, providing a welcome contemplative space that relieves workers of everyday stress. Photography by @mmoranphoto ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️James Turrell, Three Saros, 2015.
The installation is part of Turrell’s Ganzfeld series, in which he uses a timed LED light system and architectural design to create a landscape without a horizon. Ganzfeld is a German word meaning “complete field” that describes an unstructured region of stimuli and the resulting loss of depth perception. Turrell, an avid pilot who has logged over twelve thousand hours flying, compares the experience to that of a pilot flying through fog or a diver deep underwater. We lose sight of which way is up, but our perception adjusts.
On this, he says, “We create the reality within which we live but are quite unaware of how we do it.” Turrell explains that he’s not so much interested in using light to illuminate or reveal something. Instead, he’s interested in the “thingness” of light – that light is the revelation itself. The design of Three Saros allows visitors to experience light almost in a tangible sense. The color installation combines Turrell’s study of light with his study of human perception. The color inside the installation is constantly changing throughout its 77-minute cycle. It strobes every six minutes as the colors transition from one to the next. This feature causes the neurons in viewers’ eyes to react in such a way that they perceive hexagonal patterns, which are a reflection of the inner structure of their own eyes. “My art is about you seeing,” he says. 🌕The title of the work refers to the Saros cycle, a period of 18 years, 11 days that is used to predict lunar and solar eclipses based on the patterns of the sun’s relationship with the earth and moon. Turrell has been working in art for roughly three saros, so the title is also a reflection on this moment in his career.